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T. Michael Brown

T. Michael Brown

Partner

Bradley Arant Boult Cummings, LLP
Alabama, U.S.A.

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Mike Brown is a member of the Real Estate Practice Group. Mike is also a member of the firm’s Environmental, Natural Resources, Energy, and Real Estate Litigation teams. His emphasis in all of these practice areas is on real property matters.

For the past several years, Mike has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Alabama School of Law, where he taught both Land Use Planning and Real Estate Finance & Development. Mike has spoken to a variety of groups on issues involving real estate, land use and environmental issues.

Mike has been with Bradley since 1989. His work has led him to focus his practice on the substantive areas of real estate, including zoning and land use planning, acquisition and sales of real estate, lease negotiations, real estate litigation, and environmental and toxic tort litigation, including mass torts.

Bar Admissions

  • Alabama, 1989

Court Admissions
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Alabama
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Alabama
  • Supreme Court of Alabama

Education

  • Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 1989, Vanderbilt Law Review, Associate Editor; Vanderbilt Moot Court, Board Member
  • Auburn University, B.A., 1986, magna cum laude; Phi Kappa Phi; Kappa Alpha Order
Areas of Practice
Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Mike has handled land use and real property litigation matters on a wide variety of subjects. Mike has worked with clients seeking variances for their property and has worked to have property rezoned. Mike has also fought against the annexation of property for a client. Mike has frequently litigated real estate contracts, including disputes over easements and covenants in real estate disputes. Finally, Mike regularly handles condemnation cases.

Working with developers and owners, Mike has also negotiated and closed on the purchase and sale of numerous parcels of land. He also has negotiated numerous commercial leases and worked on issues surrounding affordable and low income housing. 

On the environmental side of his practice, Mike has litigated a number of environmental and toxic tort cases involving water and land issues. The cases have included both property damage and personal injury claims. Mike has also appeared on behalf of clients before the Environmental Protection Agency, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, and local environmental agencies. Mike frequently advises clients on environmental issues outside of the litigation context.

Mike's involvement with land and real estate issues has lead over the years to work involving natural resources and energy. Mike has handled multiple matters relating to title to minerals, including litigation relating thereto, Mike has also helped negotiate several natural resource leases, including solar leases. 

Finally, in the area of Mass Torts and litigation, Mike has used his trial experience with over twenty-five cases tried to verdict to assist clients faced with Mass Tort issues. For many years, Mike had lead responsibility for all Ford Motor Company consumer litigation in Alabama. Since 1997, Mike has served as one of the lead counsel for Dryvit Systems, Inc. in its litigation in Alabama and Mississippi. Mike has also litigated asbestos cases in Alabama, as well as in an MDL setting. In these lead counsel positions, Mike has been responsible for managing the defense of hundreds of cases throughout Alabama and Mississippi, and in some instances, in other states in the Southeast.


Blogs

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The Declassified blog offers commentary and insights on the latest class action suits, significant class action opinions, relevant changes to laws and rules, and important class action trends. Declassified covers topics ranging from significant Supreme Court and appellate court decisions regarding...

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Bradley’s Family Business Advocates Blog is a resource for family business owners and advisors. All business owners must plan ahead, think strategically and manage risk in order for their businesses to thrive. Family business owners must also manage family dynamics in the business, build...

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Bradley’s It Pays to Be Covered™ Blog discusses insurance law developments and industry trends in property and casualty insurance, including the growing cyber insurance market, coverage for drones, and blockchain exposures. We also address practical risk management strategies of interest to risk...

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Patent law, like most things in life, is subject to change. Changes to patent laws not only impact investment in your existing IP, but directly shape strategies to protect your freedom to operate. The Patent 213 blog provides up-to-date, insightful analysis of the evolution in the written...

Tennessee Appellate Review
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A successful appeal depends on counsel’s substantive understanding of appellate rules, procedures, and strategies. The Tennessee Appellate Review blog is a resource for commentary and insights on the latest state and federal appellate news. Join the conversation as we analyze decisions from the...

The Law of Order
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Bradley’s The Law of Order blog serves as a general parliamentary procedure resource, providing information about creation and revision of governing documents (constitutions, bylaws, or rules), application of Robert’s Rules of Order and other procedural authorities in a variety of contexts (such as...

Underwritten
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Underwritten covers topics related to life, health, disability and long-term care insurance. Our team of experienced attorneys and authors offers insight on the issues insurers face as they seek to serve their policyholders and to mitigate risk. The blog covers significant court decisions,...

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